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Poetic Iterations of Middle Eastern Vulnerability - SAMLA, proposal deadline: May 30, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alina Gharabegian
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Adopting as a first premise the existence of affective differences underlying the Middle Eastern and Western literary traditions, this panel undertakes the exegetical work of interpreting works from the Middle East to posit a new approach to poeticized vulnerability. Papers will track the possibilities for a new conceptualization of "vulnerability" as reflected in Middle Eastern poetry—one that eludes past epistemologies by opening unforeseen territories of experience. Here, individuated, subjective sensation and its formulation are transformed into the universalized, the cosmic, the infinite and boundless: poeticized iterations of humankind's continual indefensibility.

[UPDATE] Of Bread and Blood: Essays on The Hunger Games Trilogy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Pharr (Florida Southern College) and Leisa A. Clark (University of South Florida)

Twenty-first century culture has a particular focus on re-imagining and popularizing established narrative genres, a reinvestment of canonical material in postmodern clothing. The next step in the postmodern reinvestment of the epic has now been taken. In 2008, the year after the Harry Potter series concluded in print, Suzanne Collins published The Hunger Games, the first novel in a trilogy that not only invokes the complexity of the epic spirit but also convincingly demonstrates the ambiguity of action--any action--within the hellish context of war.

Flee Immediately Interactive Media Journal

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Flee Immediately!

Flee Immediately!
A forum for new and critical ideas that explore, contest and perhaps even change ideas around 'Interactive Media' needs your submissions!

M/MLA Panel: Playing with Current Concerns in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kristi McDuffie
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The current popularity of The Hunger Games Trilogy has brought young adult dystopian fiction to the forefront of both readers' and scholars' minds this year. Yet this genre has always produced innovative novels that reflect contemporary hopes and fears in their playful (and often violent) explorations of the future. Many authors use potential future worlds to comment upon contemporary concerns, including the loss of literacy, gender roles, political participation, and more. Presenters are invited to submit papers that consider how authors explore current issues in future dystopian and utopian worlds and what those predictions reveal about perceptions of young adults today.

Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:03pm
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2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES in Popular Culture
2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(Extended) CFP Deadline: May 15, 2011
More information for the conference is available at: http://www.mpcaaca.org

The Queer Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference, held October 14-16, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2011 World Picture Conference on "Distance"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:37pm
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University of Toronto/World Picture
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2011 World Picture Conference
October 21-22
University of Toronto

distance

Keynote speakers:

Lorenz Engell, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of distance. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

[UPDATE] North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium 23rd June 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
James Smith

Registration is now open for the inaugural North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium, a one-day event to be held at John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Thursday 23rd June 2011

A keynote lecture will be given by Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and Quilt

Registration fee: £10/£5 for students

To express interest please email

renaissance.drama@manchester.ac.uk

Registration ends Friday 10th June

CFP: The Value of Work 2 (November, 2011; Prague Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Value of Work: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 31st September - Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus
on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and
how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial
revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and
contemporary management have not been realised.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Suicide 2 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) Fall 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 5:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joseph Rega
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The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant. Its main purpose is to help establish the critical terms and parameters of Muslim-American literature/cultural production, clearly distinguishing it from any ethnic, racial or cultural identifier.

Sandstar Review seeks unpublished poetry and prose for inaugural issue

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:54am
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The Sandstar Review

The Sandstar Review is an online literary magazine that seeks unpublished poetry and prose for its inaugural issue. Send up to 6 poems or 15 pages of prose; cover letter and bio appreciated. Simultaneous submissions accepted upon notification of publication elsewhere.

Send all work in one document (poetry or prose; no combined submissions) to sandstar.review@gmail.com. Further guidelines may be found here.

Interdisciplinary journal seeks papers about being outside the law

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 11:57pm
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Journal of Law and Social Deviance

The Journal of Law and Social Deviance publishes articles about the interplay of law and socially deviant behavior. We are interested in how law creates, inhibits, or challenges deviant behavior, especially as it evolves from, responds to, or inspires art, the animal kingdom, the body, fashion or design, pop culture, propaganda, sex, terrorism, and youth or youth movements.

GLBTQ Studies - MAP/ACA 2011 @ Philadelphia (11/3 – 11/5)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association - MAP/ACA

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.

Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:

*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels

However, proposals addressing any topic of GLBTQ significance in popular or American culture are welcome.

Fashion Area at MPCA/ACA 2011 Conference, October 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 

FASHION
2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
http://www.mpcaaca.org
Deadline: May 15, 2011

Topics can include, but are not limited to fashion designers, fashion models, fashion as it relates to a particular film, piece of literature, television show, etc., fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends.

Please send 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Mississippi, kpobrien@olemiss.edu.

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